Health studies changes in the vaccination plan: more space between doses

The Ministry of Health weighs a new change in the vaccination plan. The Public Health Commission will debate tomorrow whether to increase the separation interval for second dose of the doses against coronavirus. The goal: to speed up the process and protect as many people as possible, in the shortest time possible.

This is reflected in the draft of the sixth update of the vaccination strategy, to which you have had access Eph. In the document, it is specified that the current epidemiological situation in Spain could worsen. This would translate into an increase in infections, “so it is considered important to vaccinate as soon as possible the largest number of the most vulnerable people.”

Six to eight weeks

Specifically, the document, to which you have had access Efe, proposes to continue with the separation of second doses of Pfizer and Moderna as reflected in the current strategy: 21 days and 28 days, respectively. The change would come for those under 79 years of age. In this case, it would take six to eight weeks. If approved by the Public Health Commission, the changes would also affect those under 69 years of age: it would take six to eight weeks.

On the other hand, the Public Health Commission will also debate another document in order to reach an agreement before the progressive reactivation of mass events and activities to establish preventive measures, such as concerts or sports celebrations.

More Pfizer Vaccines

Health has distributed this Monday among the autonomous communities a new shipment of more than 1.2 million doses of Pfizer that have arrived in Spain, as reported by the ministry in its account in Twitter. During this reception, Minister Carolina Darias has also announced that, for next week, this weekly shipment will be raised to 1.7 million doses.

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